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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

CONTRACEPTION

What were your or your husband's or partner's reasons for not doing anything to keep from getting pregnant? I HAD PROBLEMS GETTING BIRTH CONTROL WHEN I NEEDED IT*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 322 295 89.5 84.7-93.0 27 10.5 7.0-15.3
Age
< 20 years 61 54 83.4 68.9-92.0 7 16.6 8.0-31.1
20-24 years 99 89 88.6 78.6-94.2 10 11.4 5.8-21.4
25-34 years 127 117 90.8 82.6-95.4 10 9.2 4.6-17.4
35+ years 35 35 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Race
White 198 181 89.6 83.4-93.7 17 10.4 6.3-16.6
Black 108 99 89.4 79.4-94.9 9 10.6 5.1-20.6
Other 16 15 89.7 52.5-98.5 1 10.3 1.5-47.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 39 36 92.6 76.3-98.0 3 7.4 2.0-23.7
No 283 259 89.0 83.6-92.8 24 11.0 7.2-16.4
Education
< High School 81 75 89.1 76.8-95.2 6 10.9 4.8-23.2
High School 119 108 89.3 80.7-94.4 11 10.7 5.6-19.3
> High School 121 111 90.1 81.8-94.9 10 9.9 5.1-18.2
Marital Status
Married 129 125 95.7 88.8-98.4 4 4.3 1.6-11.2
Other 193 170 85.8 78.6-90.8 23 14.2 9.2-21.4
Income
14,999 or less 99 88 87.2 76.5-93.5 11 12.8 6.5-23.5
15,000-24,999 90 78 83.5 72.6-90.6 12 16.5 9.4-27.4
25,000-49,999 59 56 94.4 82.1-98.4 3 5.6 1.6-17.9
50,000 or more 51 50 96.4 78.8-99.5 1 3.6 0.5-21.2
WIC recipient
No 116 110 94.0 85.9-97.6 6 6.0 2.4-14.1
Yes 206 185 87.2 80.6-91.8 21 12.8 8.2-19.4
Medicaid recipient
No 95 91 95.0 86.0-98.3 4 5.0 1.7-14.0
Yes 227 204 87.5 81.2-91.8 23 12.5 8.2-18.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 121 115 94.8 89.0-97.6 6 5.2 2.4-11.0
2500+ grams 201 180 89.0 83.7-92.8 21 11.0 7.2-16.3

*Asked of mothers that reported that they did not try to get pregnant and were not using anything to keep from getting pregnant

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2009.The overall weighted response rate was 63%.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.
N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
The percentages shown are weighted percentages, designed to reflect the entire population of North Carolina women having a live birth.

This page was generated on 28JUL11

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